|Catrina Schuler, Class of 2017|
Catrina Schuler is an avid pursuer of the arts, particularly the literary, cinematic, and musical. She is 17 years old, a senior in high school, looking forward to pursuing a degree in psychology and mental health therapy at ASU… or wherever those paths may lead her. Catrina loves to write and hopes to travel the world and compose her works one day, with an open-mind and an equally open schedule. She is ever-grateful and endowed to the teachers whom have touched her life, including Ms. Alicia Lopez, Ms. Alison Powell, and Mr. Jacob Blair, as well as her very first teacher and number one fan, her mom. Gothic literature has been a part of Catrina’s life since she first read “The Tell-Tale Heart” in middle school, with a sudden resurrection and intrigue for it with a semester of Gothic literature during her senior year. She likes to believe that the terror and psychological intrigue of the gothic arts is most best used when it makes a statement about society – which leaves her ever-indebted to the fantastical Mary Shelley and her inspired and brilliant mind.
Catrina will be reading her paper “Fatherhood, Development, Beauty” during the 2nd block in Session C, in a workshop called “The Question of Family.” Her presentation will take place on the lower floor of the Library at 10:30am.